Internet Providers in Parkston, SD

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Residential Internet Statistics for Parkston, SD
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $102.79

Internet Access in Parkston, South Dakota

The average Parkston address has broadband service through 1.34 providers.

Santel Communications provides an second choice, serving Parkston with 69 percent local availability and a maximum download speed of 50 Mbps.

Viasat Internet is the most widely available option in Parkston. The provider is available to virtually one hundred percent of Parkston addresses. HughesNet is the most common second option in the area, providing close to one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package for Parkston is 25 megabits per second download.

When we're looking at network technology with significant infrastructure built across the city, we see that the most common hardwired Internet technology types are Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (40.71 percent coverage). Fiber uses newer fiber-optic cables, which are composed of thousands of glass strands that transmit digital data as light. Fiber network technology offers better speeds and uptime, although it may switch to copper cables in the "last mile" near subscribers. As a result, some fiber connections might not offer "gigabit" performance.

Broadband availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of governmental data and private data we collect from providers, or via private third parties. Averaged statistics shown below regarding speed and performance data is sourced primarily from M-Labs. Our research team has hand-aggregated package pricing and service data for 110 Internet plans and bundles in the Parkston market as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Parkston, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Santel Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Santel Communications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Fort Randall Cable Systems 8 Mbps Cable 17m 4s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Parkston, South Dakota

  • Santel - Fiber - 40.7% Availability in Parkston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Santel - DSL - 69.5% Availability in Parkston - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Fort Randall Cable Systems - Cable - 21.5% Availability in Parkston - Speeds up to 8 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Parkston - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Parkston - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Parkston

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Parkston is the 275th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Springfield, but behind Mitchell, Lake Andes, Wagner, and Freeman.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 14 people in Hutchinson County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 41% of people living in Parkston have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 28% of Parkston residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Hutchinson County, approximately 14 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues Around Parkston

Data from our research team suggests that top ISPs in the area currently place a limit on data use for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are disliked since consumers view them as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting", while providers explain data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Parkston

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Santel Communications Fiber 40.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Santel Communications DSL 69.5%+ 50 Mbps
Fort Randall Cable Systems Cable 21.5%+ 8 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Santel Communications Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Fort Randall Telephone Company Cable 0.1%+ 8 Mbps

Compare Parkston to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Parkston 32.2 Mbps 5 $0.79 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +383.2 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +86.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +84 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +95.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +95.4 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )